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A few days ago, 23-year-old Emory University student Malika Anderson recounted an incident that took place in 2014 on her blog Malika Speaks:
I am speaking now because my case is basically closed. And I am finally ready to share my entire story. I want the world to know who they are praising. I know that I will get some backlash for this, the typical rape apologists and misogynists will likely attack as they will be up in ashy arms that their idol is being accused of such a heinous crime. But I don't care. I know the truth. And I know that I did not want to have sex with Ian Connor. He raped me.
After the post was published, Connor responded to Anderson on Twitter, accusing her of lying and coming forward after he appeared on the cover of Exit magazine:
Ain't No Coincidence I Make My First Big Magazine Cover For A Bitch To Make Up Allegations For Her Own Self Esteem Purposes.— Ian Connor (@souljaian) April 8, 2016
Broadly has since obtained a report from Georgia's DeKalb County Police Department that corroborates the date of the assault Anderson wrote about in her blog post, though the name on the report has been redacted. The Vice site also highlighted other tweets by Connor that make light of sexual assault.
A few hours after the story went live on Broadly, and was subsequently picked up by myriad news sites, Connor once again took to Twitter to deny the allegations:
"The Truth Will Never Matter If The Lie Is More Entertaining" It Seems.— Ian Connor (@souljaian) April 13, 2016
I'm a Human and My Career Don't Mean Shit If My Character As A Human Being Is Being Deformed.— Ian Connor (@souljaian) April 13, 2016
I Have No Ego Involved.
A source with the DeKalb police confirmed to Broadly that the investigation into the claims against Connor remains active.